Gribouillis dans les marges

Papiers de Panama et chiffrement

Extrait d’un entretien avec le journaliste d’investigation Frederik Obermaier, un des premiers contactés par le lanceur d’alerte à l’origine des révélations sur la fraude fiscale via une société panaméenne. Il explique que ces révélations n’auraient sans doute pas pu voir le jour si les journalistes n’avaient pas eu à leur disposition des moyens de chiffrement.

Citation(s) extraite(s) de «  » par Frederik Obermaier

We offer several ways of contacting us — encrypted ways. Normal chat programs like Signal, Threema. We offer PGP, S/MIME. (…) Some years ago we realized that for investigative journalists it would be irresponsible not to encrypt. Especially after the Snowden revelations, everybody, especially journalists, should be aware that it would be a bad idea if you do not offer ways of encrypted communication for your sources. Because it’s a huge risk for us and especially our sources. If you look at the source of the Panama papers, this source is taking a tremendous risk. Look at the people that are uncovered now: We have friends of Vladimir Putin, members of the mafia, alleged financiers of terrorism, we have bagmen of several autocrats and kleptocrats. In this field of journalism, there is no way of doing this without encryption.